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List of Useful Websites for Foreign Residents

CULTURE 文化

1.        Japan Zone

https://www.japan-zone.com/

-          Japan travel guide, information on Japan and Japanese culture

-          English only

2.        Japanese Manners & Etiquette

http://www.thejapanfaq.com/FAQ-Manners.html

-          Easy to understand information on Japanese manners and etiquette

-          English only

3.        Japan Fact Sheet

http://web-japan.org/factsheet/

-          Variety of Japan facts including culture, economy, sports and society

-          English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French

4.        Kids Web Japan

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/

-          Information on Japan and Japanese Culture suitable for kids

-          English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French

5.        Nipponia

http://web-japan.org/nipponia/archives/en/index.html

-          Web magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world

-          English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, French

GOVERNMENT (Embassies, Immigration, City Hall, etc.) 政府(大使館、入国管理局、市役所、他)

1.        The Ministry of Justice

http://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/index.html

-          List of Immigration Offices in Japan

-          English and Japanese

2.        Immigration Bureau Of Japan

    http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/index2.html

-          Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish

-          Tel. 03-5796-7112 (English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish)

3.        Kiryu City Official Website

http://www.city.kiryu.lg.jp/

-          Provides information about Kiryu City

-          English and Japanese

-          Tel. 0277-46-1111

4.        Kiryu International Exchange Association (KIEA)

http://www.kiea.jp/

-          Provides useful information for foreigners living in Kiryu City

-          English and Japanese

-          Tel. 0277-46-1111 (ext. 537)

5.        Gunma Prefecture Official Website

http://www.pref.gunma.jp/

-          Provides information about Gunma Prefecture

-          English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

-          Tel. 027-223-1111

6.        Gunma Tourism International Association (GTIA)

http://www.gtia.jp/kokusai/japanese/

-          The best guide for foreigners who are planning a holiday in Gunma

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

7.        Gunma Labour Bureau

http://gunma-roudoukyoku.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/

-          Information on Consulting Services for foreign workers in Gunma

-          Japanese only

-          Tel. 027-210-5003

NEWS ニュース

1.        Japan Information Network (JIN)

http://nippon-jin.com/

-          The portal site to the world of Japan including news, travel, shopping, etc.

-          English, Japanese, Chinese

2.        Gaijinpot

https://jobs.gaijinpot.com/

-          Daily updated news and information on jobs, apartments, classifieds in Japan

-          English only

3.        Raijin

http://www.raijin.com/

-          Contains daily updated news from Gunma Prefecture

-          Japanese only

4.        Kiryu Times

http://www.kiryutimes.co.jp/

-          Contains daily updated news from Kiryu City

-          Japanese only

5.        FM Kiryu

http://www.fmkiryu.jp/

-          Kiryu radio station official website

-          Japanese only

SUPPORT 支援

1.  AMDA International Medical Information Center

http://amda-imic.com/

-          Telephone service about medical facilities and the health care system to foreigners in several languages

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Korean, Portuguese

-          Tel. 03-5285-8088 (Consultation),

2.  Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners

http://tokyo-foreigner.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/

-          Information and service on employment for foreigners who want to work in Japan

-          English, Japanese, Chinese

-          Tel. 03-3588-8639 (Consultation)

3.        Multilingual Living Information

http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo

-          Information on daily life necessary for foreigners to live in Japan in several languages

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Tagalog

4.        Domestic Violence Support

http://www.gender.go.jp/e-vaw/siensya/08.html

-          Information about assistance in incidents of domestic violence for foreigners

-          Japanese only (they have PDF file in English, Spanish, Thai, Tagalog, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese )

-          Tel. 027-231-4488

5.        Tokyo English Life Line

http://www.telljp.com/

-          Counseling services (telephone, face-to-face) for troubled foreigners

-          English only (counseling services are in English and Tagalog)

-          Tel. 03-5774-0992 (Consultation)

6.        Catholic Tokyo International CenterCTIC

http://www.ctic.jp/

-          Provides counseling and support to foreigners who are in trouble

-          Japanese only (has news in English and Spanish)

7.        Japan Muslim Association JMA

http://www.muslim.or.jp/

-          Provides information on Islam and supports Muslims in Japan

-          Japanese only

9.    Gunma Housing Supply Corporation

http://www.gunma-jkk.or.jp/

-  Provides information on housing in Gunma Prefecture

-  Japanese only.

-  Tel. 027-224-1881

10.    Jobs in Japan

https://jobsinjapan.com/

-          Information on jobs available for foreigners in Japan

-          English only

Japanese Language 日本語

1.        KIEA Japanese Language Class

http://www.kiea.jp/JLA.html

-  Information about Japanese language class conducted by the Kiryu International Exchange Association for Kiryu’s foreign residents

-  English and Japanese

-  Tel. 0277-46-1111 (ext. 537)

2.        Ashikaga Community College (Japanese Language Course)

http://onuki-acc.jp/

-  Information about Japanese Language Course at Ashikaga Community College , Ashikaga City , Tochigi Prefecture

-  English and Japanese

-  Tel. 0284-41-6131

3.        Japanese Language

http://infohost.nmt.edu/~armiller/japanese/japanese.htm

-  Overall Japanese language study online

-  English only

4.        Jim Breen’s Japanese Page

http://nihongo.monash.edu/japanese.html

-  Extensive list of sites on or about Japan and the Japanese language

-  English only

Transportation 交通機関

1.        Orihime Bus

http://www.kiea.jp/orihime_bus.html

-          Information on Public Bus Service in Kiryu

-          English and Japanese

2.        Salvia-Go Highway Bus (Kiryu - Narita Airport)

http://www.kantobus.co.jp/airport/salvia.html

-          Information on highway bus to Narita Airport

-          Japanese only

-          Tel. 0120-616-489 (Inquiry) 0276-48-6286 (Booking)

3.        NCB Bus (Gunma – Kansai, Gunma – Hokuriku, Gunma – Haneda, etc.)

http://www.ncbbus.co.jp

-          Information on highway buses to other parts of Japan including Haneda Airport, Osaka, Kanazawa, Niigata, Sendai, etc.

-          Japanese only

-          Tel. 027-287-4000 (Booking)

4.        Jomo Dentetsu

    http://www.jomorailway.com/

-          Information on Jomo Electric Railroad

-          Japanese only

5.        JR East

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html

-          Information on JR East Railroad

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

6.        Tobu Tetsudo

http://www.tobu.co.jp/

-          Information on Tobu Railway

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai

7.        Watarase Keikoku Railway

http://www.watetsu.com/

-          Information on Watarase Keikoku Railway

-          Japanese, English, Chinese

8.        Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

http://www.jaf.or.jp/

-          Information on road service (including drivers license) and traffic safety in Japan.

-          English and Japanese

-          Tel. 027-362-4411 (Inquiry)

9.        Gunma Police Department (Central Transportation Center)

https://www.police.pref.gunma.jp/koutuubu/04menkyo/annai.html

-          Information on Gunma Central Transportation Center

-          Japanese only

-          Tel. 027-253-9300

Etc. 他

1.        Post Office

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/index_en.html

-          Information on Japan Post Office

-          English and Japanese

2.        NTT East

https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/en/?link_eastid=ins_h004

-          Information on NTT’s telephone, internet and other services

-          English and Japanese

-          Tel. 0120-364-463 (Guidance in English and other languages)

3.        Tokyo Electric Power Company

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html

-          Tokyo Electric Power Company official website

-          English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean

-          Tel. 0120-99-5221 (Residents in Gunma)


KIEA OFFICE
KIRYU CITY HALL
1-1 ORIHIMECHO KIRYU, GUNMA 376-8501 JAPAN
PHONE 0277-46-1111 EXT.537 FAX 0277-43-1001
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